Mike’s Walks

Cleaning Walking Boots

Cleaning Walking Boots need not be a chore; your choice of footwear for walking, especially winter walking

So, you’ve been out having some fun in the countryside, or maybe just working in the garden. The point is, you’ve been working hard in the mud and wet and now you’re done and you want your tea. Cleaning walking boots is the last thing on your mind as you are tempted to throw your boots

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Eat a Healthy Breakfast Before a Day’s Walking

Paula's Yoghurt included in every Healthy Breakfast

People miss out on a healthy breakfast for various reasons, from not feeling very hungry first thing in the morning to believing it will aid their weight loss goals. Eating low-GI, complex carbohydrates alongside a helping of protein at the start of the day will give your body all it needs in terms of energy;

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Winter Walking Advice

Everyone loves winter walking in the Derbyshire Dales at New Year, especially when there is snow underfoot

Summer is officially over, are you ready? If not, then carry on reading my blog. In this blog we’re going to talk about general tips and winter walking advice as well as essentials you should take when hill walking. Here at Pinnacle Walking Holidays we don’t do much Winter Walking with guests, but we offer

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Two Sad People Looking Forward to Next Season

Nearly at the Top; walking in the Italian Dolomites

Well our four wonderful Dolomite hiking breaks and the last two Peaks cancelled we are two very sad people are now back and missing the stunning views of the mountains. The Italian trekking breaks would have been a great success and everyone would have been was blown away by the Hotel Digon with its amazing

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Festival of Ladin Culture in Canazei

Rifugio Firenze a mecca for Ladin culture on a sunny September day

Canazei is a village in the heart of the Dolomites. On the first weekend of September every year the village hosts the traditional Festival of Ladin culture. For four happy days, folk playing Ladin music and enjoying a dance are everywhere. Ladin’s participate in traditional costume parades and eat typical Tirolean food while they celebrate

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Alpine Flowers in the Dolomites

Gentian one of the more lovely alpine flowers

Awesome snow-capped towering peaks have inspired and challenged climbers, walkers, artists and photographers for eternity. The Dolomites are also very special to one particular group of enthusiasts, those who love Alpine flowers. When the winter snows melt away, you’ll see spring flowers turn these majestic mountains into one of the greatest Alpine flower gardens in

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Walking in the French Alps

Guests loving walking in the French alps

There is a lot of Walking in the French Alps, but the Aiguilette des Posettes is a great half day walk. This is a definite must do, picking a nice sunny day will add to the experience and is a big favourite with Pinnacle Walking Holiday guests. This little mountain has great 360 views. Aiguilette des Posettes

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Herdwick Lambs in the Spring

Herdwick Lambs an unique Lakeland feature

Herdwick lambs are born black, but as they mature they develop white, or hoar-frosted, head and legs. Herdwicks are the native breed of the central and western Lake District and live on the highest of England’s mountains. They are extremely hardy and are managed in the traditional way on the Lake District fells. Lakeland has

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Walk of the Month | Lac Blanc

a popular walk on a summer holiday in the alps with pinnacle walking holidays

Every year on our French Alps walking holiday we repeat the beautiful hike to Lac Blanc, it’s a huge favourite with everyone, because it boasts such amazing views. We would say it’s a photographers dream, not only for breath-taking mountain views but also the chance to spot wildlife at its best. It’s by far one

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Our Walking Tips for Helping you Choose the Right Holiday

Getting walking tips at Refuge Bernard

Walking Tips to Booking the Perfect Holiday Taking a walking holiday sounds great fun, fresh air, exercise and the company of likeminded people. However choosing the wrong type of holiday could be a miserable experience, it’s so important to choose the right one for you and your ability. It is well worth doing plenty of

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